Watch: Elliot Page Shares Reactions to His Transition from Family and Friends

by Emell Adolphus

EDGE Media Network Contributor

Friday June 24, 2022

Elliot Page
Elliot Page  (Source:YouTube)

Actor Elliot Page revealed that most of his family and friends "weren't surprised" about his transition.

During a recent appearance on "Late Night with Seth Meyers," Page was beaming in triumph for being able to be himself as he explained that his life has "improved drastically" after his transition.

"I feel really grateful for that," the 35-year-old "Umbrella Academy" star told host Seth Meyers. Transitioning had been something that he'd been "talking about with a lot of people in my life," he shared.

Page recently wrote a wide-ranging essay for Esquire in which he shared his early struggles being famous and in the closet in Hollywood.

But what he wants to focus on now, he told Meyers, is happiness.

"The degree of joy that I feel, the degree of presence that I feel," he said. "I feel a way that I really never thought possible for a long, long time. So that's really what I'm focusing on and embracing the most. But of course, moments can be overwhelming."

Negative reactions to his transition have been the most overwhelming of all but he has learned to brush it all off. In his view, everyone is a victim of the binary.

"It's like, we're all on the same team here, you know? Whether you're trans, gender-nonconforming, or Cis(gender), we all have these expectations and these limits and constraints, because of people's obsession with the binary and how we're all supposed to live our lives," he added.

"And I hope people who do have an issue with me can maybe try and hear that or embrace that on some level," the actor added.

Watch Page's segment on "Late Night with Seth Meyers" below.